7 January 2013

Angola: TAAG Helps Reduce Co2 Emissions, Saves Billions Akz

Luanda — The Angola Airlines (TAAG recorded from November 2011 to late 2012 an effective gain of about 3.5 billion Kwanzas, with the implementation of a programme to reduce fuel consumption and emissions of Carbon dioxide into atmosphere.

In its note, TAAG says that in above period and with the implementation of saving fuel programme the Airline's aircrafts in all routes managed to reduce CO2 emissions by 41 million tons.

The source added that in 2010 TAAG hired the services of IATA (International Air Transport Association) to evaluate the cost of fuel, with the aim of outlining a management and efficiency plan in the area of flight operations.

The evaluation results showed that the company could have savings that exceeded the 60 percent, with significant environmental and financial gains.

In 2011, TAAG has decided to hire the services of experts in order to support the Management Group Fuel Efficiency then created and one of the first actions was to train the team.

Since then, the note explains, the Angolan national airline, as a member of IATA participate in Green Team, thus contributing to the reduction of the environmental impact of aviation fuels.

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